Good teachers must keep tabs on their pupils’ progress in order to identify their strengths, weaknesses, and set reasonable learning objectives.

For example, here is the Rookie Kitten’s interim progress report:

Paw-to-Paw Combat: Above Average

Sneak Pounce Attacks: Excellent (maybe too excellent)

Growth Rate and Energy Levels: Off the Charts

Facing the Right Way on the Treadmill: Needs Improvement 

Objective: Teach Rookie Kitten to face the right way on the treadmill. Turn the treadmill on HIGH. Take a well deserved nap.

Oh boy, I’ve got my paws full with this one.

–Drill Master Phelps